Fact Check: There Was NO Trump Extradition 'Already In Motion' As Of June 13, 2022 -- It's A Spoof

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  • by: Christiana Dillard
Fact Check: There Was NO Trump Extradition 'Already In Motion' As Of June 13, 2022 -- It's A Spoof Copying QAnon

Was an extradition of former President Donald Trump "already in motion" as of June 13, 2022? No, that's not true: That claim is a satirical take on one of the first documented posts from "Q," the mysterious figure that sparked the QAnon movement.

The claim appeared in a tweet (archived here) posted on June 13, 2022. The tweet used "DJT" -- Trump's initials -- and read:

DJT extradition already in motion effective yesterday with several countries in case of cross border run. Passport approved to be flagged effective 06/14 @ 12:01am. Expect massive riots organized in defiance and others fleeing the US to occur. Patriots are in control.

This is what the tweet looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:

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(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Tue Jun 14 14:05:21 2022 UTC)

The tweet, which was posted by Julian Feeld, the host and producer of the podcast "QAnon Anonymous," is a spoof of one of the first documented drops made by "Q." Below is the text from the drop, made on October 28, 2017, followed by a screenshot of the archived drop:

HRC extradition already in motion effective yesterday with several countries in case of cross border run. Passport approved to be flagged effective 10/30 @ 12:01am. Expect massive riots organized in defiance and others fleeing the US to occur. US M's will conduct the operation while NG activated. Proof check: Locate a NG member and ask if activated for duty 10/30 across most major cities.

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(Source: 4plebs screenshot taken on Tue Jun 14 14:16:15 2022 UTC)

Trump was not being extradited anywhere as of June 13, 2022. On that date, he released a 12-page statement through his Save America PAC criticizing the House committee investigation into the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021.

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  Christiana Dillard

Christiana Dillard is a former news writer for Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. She received her undergraduate degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a freelance writer for several organizations including the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Pitt Magazine, and The Heinz Endowments. When she’s not producing or studying media she’s binging it, watching YouTube videos or any interesting series she can find on streaming services.

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